Wow, how great is this weather? I have opened up the house to let the cool breezes blow out the dust. Really, not too much dust, just nice, cool air.
Today, we were blessed to have our associate pastor, Debbie Riggsby, and her husband Lew over for lunch. It was a nice lunch but the company was better.
This week I have been contacted by many people getting me up to date on what is going on in Brashear. I also want to say thank you to all of you who donated clothes to the FUMC clothes drive. We want to thank whoever picked up the box at the Brashear store and dropped the clothes off at the church.
Last week, Tom and I met some of our new neighbors. They are in the process of renovating the house for their daughter and granddaughter. We are looking forward to having them as new neighbors.
Sunday night we had our District Laity Dinner and Sermon. It was wonderful to meet and greet other Methodists from our district in North Texas. We enjoyed several old hymns during the singing. Thanks to the mixed choir for the beautiful music.
Thanks to Cora Smithers from Sulphur Springs for giving the update on who is moving into the burned house on Highway 67 east. Her daughter and her husband, Billie and Henry Hill, are planning on living there. Her sister is Pat George. Pat and Red George used to live there when they were first married, so it is like family all over again.
We want to express our sympathy to Billie Rushin on her loss of Guy Rushin last week. Rev. Stone was laid to rest this week, and we want to express our sympathy to his family. The Reverend Archie Stone had been a Baptist minister for several churches in this area.
Tracy Dennis e-mailed me to say that we are fortunate to have had Kayla Philips as our Cover Girl for Fall Festival for the past year. Tracy thought she had done an exceptional job: attending ribbon cuttings, parades, and several community events. Our reigning Cover Girl, Kayla Phillips, daughter of Karen and Micheal, held a practice session at her home last Thursday evening. She invited the 2009 contestants to her house, and she and Micheal showed them how to rope a steer, tie a goat and saddle a horse.
Tracy wanted to let us know that she hates to lose her as the Cover Girl. That gives the new Cover Girl a challenge.
I received an e-mail from Royce Fouse. He wanted to let everyone know that they moved to Brashear after living in Paris, Texas, for 32 years. They were born and raised in Sulphur Springs. They have built a new home on Janet's grandparents’ and her great-grandparents’ land. Royce and Janet have built a new house on the corner of County Roads 1116 and 1157, which they purchased from Janet's aunt back in 1996. Janet’s parents are James G. and Ruby Nell Moseley of the Shirley community. Janet's grandparents were Johnnie and Ruby McWilliams. Royce and Janet have one son who is a senior at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., majoring in forensics biology, forensics chemistry and computer science. Royce graduated from Sulphur Springs High in 1975 while Janet graduated in 1977. Janet works for Jordan's Health Services in Mount Vernon and Royce is sales manager at Dairyland New Holland in Sulphur Springs. We are so glad to have them in Brashear.
I want to make a correction on last week's column. Merle Snyder is not related to Jerry Bramlett. He said she is related to Jerry's brother's wife. I hope that removes the confusion.
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